Meaning of front by Wiktionary Dictionary
Explanation of front by Wordnet Dictionary
- IPA: /fɹʌnt/
- Rhymes: -ʌnt
- The foremost side of something or the end that faces the direction it normally moves .
- The side of a building with the main entrance .
- A person or institution acting as the public face of some other, covert group .
- ( meteorology ) The interface or transition zone between two airmasses of different density, often resulting in precipitation. Since the temperature distribution is the most important regulator of atmospheric density, a front almost invariably separates airmasses of different temperature .
- ( military ) An area where armies are engaged in conflict, especially the line of contact .
- ( military ) The lateral space occupied by an element measured from the extremity of one flank to the extremity of the other flank .
- ( military ) The direction of the enemy .
- ( military ) When a combat situation does not exist or is not assumed, the direction toward which the command is faced .
- ( obsolete ) A major military subdivision of the Soviet Army .
- ( informal ) An act, show, façade, persona: an intentional and false impression of oneself .
- ( UK ) a seafront or coastal promenade .
- active front
- arctic front
- back to front/back-to-front
- cold front
- common front
- company front
- fly front
- front and center
- front bench/frontbench
- front bottom
- front burner
- front crawl
- front door
- front drive
- front end/front-end
- front fee
- front foot
- front grant
- front group
- frontline/front line
- front load
- front man
- front matter
- front money
- front name
- front nine
- front office
- front of house
- front of the house
- front organization
- front page
- front porch
- front projector
- front range
- front ring
- front room
- front row
- front runner
- front running
- front stall/front-stall
- front teeth
- front vowel
- front wall
- front-wheel drive
- front yard
- home front
- in front
- in front of
- occluded front
- polar front
- popular front
- shock front
- shop front/shopfront
- stationary front
- up front/upfront
- warm front
- weather front
- ( intransitive, dated ) To face ( on, to ), be pointed in a given direction.
- 1726, Jonathan Swift, Gulliver's Travels:
- 1999, George RR Martin, A Clash of Kings, Bantam 2011, p. 312:
- 2010, Ingrid D Rowland, "The Siege of Rome", New York Review of Books, Blog, 26 Mar 2010:
- ( transitive ) To face, be opposite to.
- 1749, John Cleland, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure, Penguin 1985, p. 66:
- 1813, Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice:
- 1913, DH Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, Penguin 2006, p. 49:
- ( transitive ) To face up to, to meet head-on, to confront.
- 1603, John Florio, translating Michel de Montaigne, Essays, II.6:
- 1623, William Shakespeare, King Henry IV, Part 2:
- ( transitive ) To adorn the front of; to have on the front.
- ( phonetics, transitive, intransitive ) To pronounce with the tongue in a front position.
- ( linguistics, transitive ) To move ( a word or clause ) to the start of a sentence .
- ( intransitive, slang ) To act as a front ( for ); to cover ( for ).
- ( transitive ) To lead or be the spokesperson of ( a campaign, organisation etc. ).
- ( transitive, colloquial ) To provide money or financial assistance in advance to.
- ( intransitive ) To assume false or disingenuous appearances.
- 1993 November 19, Bobby Hill, “Mad Real”:
- 2008, Briscoe/Akinyemi, ‘Womanizer’:
- 2008 Markus Naerheim, The City p. 531
- to appear before, as in to front court .
Explanation of front by Wordnet Dictionary
- Front ( frŭnt ), n. [F. frant forehead, L. frons, frontis; perh. akin to E. brow.]
1. The forehead or brow, the part of the face above the eyes; sometimes, also, the whole face.
Bless'd with his father's front, his mother's tongue. Pope.
Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front. Shak.
His front yet threatens, and his frowns command. Prior.
2. The forehead, countenance, or personal presence, as expressive of character or temper, and especially, of boldness of disposition, sometimes of impudence; seeming; as, “a bold front; a hardened front”; hence, an attitude and demeanor intended to represent one's feelings, even if not actually felt; as, “to put on a good front”.
With smiling fronts encountering. Shak.
The inhabitants showed a bold front. Macaulay.
3. The part or surface of anything which seems to look out, or to be directed forward; the fore or forward part; the foremost rank; the van; -- the opposite to back or rear; as, “the front of a house; the front of an army”.
Had he his hurts before?
Ay, on the front. Shak.
4. A position directly before the face of a person, or before the foremost part of a thing; as, “in front of un person, of the troops, or of a house”.
5. The most conspicuous part.
The very head and front of my offending. Shak.
6. That which covers the foremost part of the head: a front piece of false hair worn by women.
Like any plain Miss Smith's, who wears s front. Mrs. Browning.
7. The beginning. “Summer's front.” Shak.
8. ( Fort. ) All the works along one side of the polygon inclosing the site which is fortified.
9. ( Phon. ) The middle of the upper part of the tongue, -- the part of the tongue which is more or less raised toward the palate in the pronunciation of certain sounds, as the vowel i in machine, e in bed, and consonant y in you. See Guide to Pronunciation, §10.
10. The call boy whose turn it is to answer the call, which is often the word “front,” used as an exclamation. [Hotel Cant]
Bastioned front ( Mil. ), a curtain connerting two half bastions. -- Front door, the door in the front wall of a building, usually the principal entrance. -- Front of fortification, the works constructed upon any one side of a polygon. Farrow. -- Front of operations, all that part of the field of operations in front of the successive positions occupied by the army as it moves forward. Farrow. -- To come to the front, to attain prominence or leadership.
- Front, a. Of or relating to the front or forward part; having a position in front; foremost; as, “a front view”.
- Front, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Fronted; p. pr. & vb. n. Fronting.]
1. To oppose face to face; to oppose directly; to meet in a hostile manner.
You four shall front them in the narrow lane. Shak.
2. To appear before; to meet.
[Enid] daily fronted him
In some fresh splendor. Tennyson.
3. To face toward; to have the front toward; to confront; as, “the house fronts the street”.
And then suddenly front the changed reality. J. Morley.
4. To stand opposed or opposite to, or over against as, his house fronts the church.
5. To adorn in front; to supply a front to; as, “to front a house with marble; to front a head with laurel”.
Yonder walls, that pertly front your town. Shak.
- Front, v. t. To have or turn the face or front in any direction; as, “the house fronts toward the east”.
Definition of front by GCIDE Dictionary